iPhone-SE vs. iPhone 11: comparison of the cameras of the two phones – CNET

iPhone-SE vs. iPhone 11: comparison of the cameras of the two phones – CNET

The iPhone SE iPhone 11 different camera hardware, but both are powered by the A13 Bionic processor, and the photos and videos, which are sometimes very similar.

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Despite the General consent of Apple’s $399 price tag for its new iPhone-SE, there was a lot of speculation about the camera hardware and how is it compared to the iPhone 11. The rear camera has suspected the same specifications as those of the iPhone 8 by 2017, but some that it might be the sensor of 2018 iPhone XR.

It took a iFixIt teardown of the new iPhone, to show that the SE was actually the packaging the same lens and sensor as the iPhone 8. This means that all the improvements of the image quality, as well as the addition of features such as Portrait mode, came in from the A13 Bionic chip. This processor is the same found in the $699 iPhone 11.

both phones have the same processor, of course I wanted to compare photos and videos. To date, the iPhone 11 phones not only have the best cameras on any iPhone, but one of the best all-around camera system on any cell phone.

The iPhone-SE has a lot to live up to, but as you can see, it can go toe-to-toe with their more expensive Apple siblings. This comparison shows that, when it comes to photography and video shooting, the real consideration is not the number of megapixels, or the number of cameras.  Instead, it is all about the processor.


iPhone-SE at 11: SmartHDR makes photos look amazing

The combination of the A13 Bionic chip and iOS 13 and throws absolutely the iPhone 8 is the camera hardware to the next level on the SE. The iPhone SE the rear camera is a 28mm f/1.8 lens, while the iPhone 11 rear has two cameras: a main and one with a 26mm f/1.8 lens and a uw-camera with a 13mm f/2.4 lens. 

Since the 11, a uw-camera and the SE has not, is not to compare much. But here are a few of my favorite photos that I have with the uw-camera anyway


Here is an ultrawide-angle photo I took of my scallops and my friends before social distancing is the norm.
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The iPhone 11 ultrawude-wide-angle lens, the tops of the clouds to scratch curve to me.

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When I focused on the most important cameras of each, I noticed that you differentiate in the good light, the photos were almost to. Look at the pictures of the tree that I have in my garden at the bottom, and you will not be able to tell much of a difference. The iPhone SE photo framed is ever-so-slightly firmer than the iPhone 11. But in every other respect (even if I zoom to 100% on a large monitor) I couldn’t see any other differences.


Apart from the framing, there are photos that look identical. The left is from the iPhone-SE and the rights of the iPhone 11.

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take a look at the photos I took slats from some wood. Again, apart from the framing, it is difficult to see any difference. When I zoomed in, the details of each photo were good. Both of them had small amounts of image noise in the shadows of the slats.

The reason photos in good light look so similar is that, whether you are on a iPhone 11, 11 or the new SE, the latest version of SmartHDR is used to edit and optimize the details and textures. In addition, the dynamic range is suppressed as much as possible, without the image falling apart.

Here is where we begin, some of the differences between the two phones. The photo below of a tree shows the strength of the SmartHDR processing. This scene has Extreme lighting, with dark shadows under the tree and bright highlights in the clouds. 

Look closely at the iPhone 11 photo and you can see the shadows have more detail and are not as dark as the iPhone SE. In the sky through the branches, you see that both photos have blown highlights, but the iPhone 11 has less. This is only a small thing, it is proof that the main camera on the iPhone 11 handles for a wider dynamic range, better than the iPhone-SE.

Portrait mode: 1 camera vs. 2

Both phones have get the portrait mode and excellent results. The can 11, high format photos of people and Pets, while the iPhone can only people, this is a big disadvantage, if your an animal lover. With the portrait-mode photos below, you will see that they look very similar. The iPhone 11 portrait captures more details. For example, consider the hair on John’s forehead. Also the acceptance on the shoulders of in-focus to out-of-focus areas appear more natural from the iPhone 11, and this could be due to the fact that it uses two rear lenses effect.


Portrait-mode photos from the iPhone-SE (left) and iPhone 11 (on the right).

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Deep fusion processing for the medium-to low-light

If we are in medium – and low-light environments, the differences between the two phones even more powerful. This is because the iPhone 11 has Deep Fusion processing improves the image quality, details and minimizes image noise. The iPhone-SE Deep Fusion.

The photos below are taken from my Bicycle trainer indoors in medium lighting. In addition to the narrower frame in the iPhone SE photo, there is a remarkable difference in terms of image quality. The photo is from the 11 a pinch of more Details, such as the socket.

in addition to the lower-right corner of the iPhone-SE photo-suffers from image noise in the shadows. I would say that for the inner-and medium-light photos, the 11 is the edge, because of his use of Deep Fusion processing

night-mode vs. night mode

night mode on the iPhone 11, but not the SE, is another significant difference between the two phones. Night mode uses adaptive exposure bracketing, where a series of images with different shutter speeds. It combines them into a single photo is brighter, has less image noise and improved details. How the iPhone 11 with the uw-camera, determine your own preferences, whether night-mode is a deal-breaker. But let’s see what it can do.

Below are photos of a tree in my garden, when it was extremely dark. The iPhone 11 night mode looks better in every respect.

testing But that was a pretty extreme way of the mobile phones. Below is a slightly brighter low-light scene in a book, an eye drop bottle and my computer. It was dim enough to trigger night mode on the iPhone 11.

As you can see, if you look closely, the bottle of eye drops that is, the iPhone 11 photo sharper, has better detail and color accuracy. Finally, compare the names of the authors on the spine of the book. The text looks softer in the SE in the photo-and the book-back is slightly a different color.

Rear camera video is almost identical

As photos in good light, it is also difficult to detect, the video-recording between the main rear-cameras on both phones. Both phones can shoot up to 4K, 60 fps and extended dynamic range (aka: “HDR” – but for video). But the 11 provides an extended dynamic range of up to 4K 60fps, while the iPhone can only be used up to 4K 30fps.

take a look at the following video footage contains filmed from both the iPhone and 11, and SE.

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As you can see from 4K, 60fps footage, the two videos look similar. But if you look closer, the speakers on the shelf behind me, looks more contrast in the iPhone 11 video. The lamp over my shoulder in the iPhone 11 video is not even from burned, whereas in the iPhone SE video. This is due to the iPhone 11, the extended dynamic range at 4K with 60 fps.

more videos filmed with the iPhone-SE, see the video below.

Front camera for detailed selfies and ‘slowfie’ video

shots with the front camera, however, show a larger difference in the quality. The iPhone 11 has a wider front-facing camera, and it is capable of 4K and slow-mo videos. The iPhone SE can only shoot 1,080 p video and can’t shoot “slofies.” Both take portrait photos, but the iPhone 11 captures much more detail (in my hair and skin, for example). Some people don’t like it, don’t forget to see all the details in your skin.

In reference to the Videos from the front camera, you can really see the difference in resolution and you will hear in the audio. Video of the iPhone-11 sounds better and has more clarity than the iPhone-SE. Again, check out the video included this article accompanies a video with the front camera.

After I get this camera comparison, it is obvious that the iPhone 11 better and more versatile camera system. But in many situations, the iPhone SE was able to view images to capture, which are similar, and brilliant, although they are hundreds of dollars cheaper than the iPhone 11.

Released on Sun, 03 may 2020 03:26:25 +0000

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